Subject: [boost] Boost UUID Maintainer
From: James E. King, III (jking_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-05 02:54:59
Greetings! I'm a long-time boost user and over the years I have posted
defects into boost trac for the components I have used. I was reviewing
the backlog on boost::uuid and in trac and it needs a bit of grooming. I
started submitting some PRs to resolve some of these. Edward D. in the CMT
group was reviewing some of them and mentioned that there is no active
maintainer for the library, and invited me to introduce myself here.
I am currently a committer on the Apache Thrift project and I have 20+
years development experience with C++. I have good experience at backlog
grooming, and I am very focused on quality. I believe firmly in testing
all code branches, and using coverage tools to prove it. I also assisted
the glibc team in getting started with Coverity Scan which helped lead to
resolution of 138 defects at last count. My current position is a Software
Architect at HPE SimpliVity where I have been for the last ~7 years (I'm
easy to find on LinkedIn, hopefully). I live in Westford, MA, USA.
Given there is no maintainer for boost::uuid currently, I would like to
petition for that responsibility. It is a relatively small library in the
portfolio and seems like a good introduction to being a maintainer in such
a widely used project.
Thanks for your consideration,